Caroline L Ayer

22 October 1836–9 May 1917 (Age 80)
Montville, Waldo, Maine, United States

The Life of Caroline L

When Caroline L Ayer was born on 22 October 1836, her father, Hazen A. Ayer, was 41 and her mother, Caroline Spring, was 38. She married Joshua T Sprowl on 7 July 1863. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Maine, United States in 1870. She died on 9 May 1917, in Montville, Waldo, Maine, United States, at the age of 80.

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Joshua T Sprowl
Caroline L Ayer
Marriage: 7 July 1863
Herbert L. Sprowl
Edward Frank Sprowl
Lizzie A Sprowl

Spouse and Children

    Joshua T Sprowl



7 July 1863


    Herbert L. Sprowl


    Edward Frank Sprowl


    Lizzie A Sprowl


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1838 · The Aroostook War

Age 2

"An international incident referred to as the Aroostook War or ""Pork and Beans War"". The conflict resulted as part of an international boundary dispute between the United States. Although several British soldiers were captured, nobody was killed during the war. In fact, local militia units did not engage in any significant combat. One of the most dramatic events was actually when two Canadian militia were injured by Black Bears."

Age 10

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 27

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English eir, eyer ‘heir’ (Old French (h)eir, from Latin heres ‘heir’). Forms such as Richard le Heyer were frequent in Middle English, denoting a man who was well known to be the heir to the main property in a particular locality, either one who had already inherited or one with great expectations.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Caroline Ayrn in household of Hazen Ayrn, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Caroline L Ayer in household of Haren Ayer, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Carie L Sproule in household of Joshua Sproule, "United States Census, 1870"

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